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(NPR)   Cell phones have become so entrenched in our psyche that we feel "phantom phone vibrations" and experience tremendous anxiety if we don't have our phones on us at all times   (npr.org) divider line 22
    More: Scary, cell phones, compulsive behavior, vibrations, anxiety  
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2864 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Sep 2013 at 11:09 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-09-30 09:28:05 PM  
4 votes:

Donnchadha: Demetrius: Let's just take this to where's it's going to devolve to anyway...

I don't have a phone. I don't even own a TV, and if I did, I wouldn't watch it.

I don't even have internet access... or a computer!


All I do is occasionally check my email at the library when I come to spend my daily three hours reading the dictionary and Kierkegaard.
2013-09-30 11:19:58 PM  
3 votes:
I WISH more people got "phantom phone vibrations". It would mean they actually had the things set to vibrate, instead of playing the latest Miley Cyrus song at peak volume in the middle of the grocery store so they can get that oh-so-important text from their bff Jill reminding them to text if anything important happens between the deli case and the dairy aisle.
2013-09-30 11:13:26 PM  
3 votes:
dilbert.com
2013-09-30 10:34:22 PM  
3 votes:
I am in my fifties.  I assure you that I feel very little anxiety if my phone hasn't buzzed in the last six hours.

And yes, I do have an iPhone 5, and am a douchebag.
2013-09-30 07:46:12 PM  
3 votes:
I think they're exaggerating a bit.

-- sent from my Android
2013-10-01 12:24:17 AM  
2 votes:
I get upset when telemarketers call my alarm clock.

/yes I'm on the do not call list.
2013-09-30 11:17:13 PM  
2 votes:
Don't forget those of us who use it primarily as a crazy-expensive alarm clock.
2013-09-30 09:13:49 PM  
2 votes:
Let's just take this to where's it's going to devolve to anyway...

I don't have a phone. I don't even own a TV, and if I did, I wouldn't watch it.
2013-10-01 09:52:44 AM  
1 votes:
Cell Phone = Dog leash.


ain't Freedom great!
2013-10-01 05:57:57 AM  
1 votes:
For Valerie Kusler, who works on a 2,200-acre cattle ranch, the sensation is complicated by the cows. "The cows' moo is very muffled, it kinda sounds like ... errrrrr," she says. "So that's very similar to what my phone sounds like when it vibrates on my desk or in my purse."

s24.postimg.org
That explains it.
2013-10-01 05:24:32 AM  
1 votes:
Don't you just hate it when they have a cellphone ring in a commercial on the radio when you are driving? And it's your ring tone. And you almost get in a wreck, answering your phone that's NOT ringing?

Sent from my hospital bed,
2013-10-01 01:55:38 AM  
1 votes:
I'm another in the "I rarely use a cell phone" crowd.
Not because I don't want to, but because I can't afford to get a nice smartphone, so I'm still using my old Razr from 2005, which dies if it rings...

No phantom vibrations though, since It's always on silent!
2013-10-01 12:17:54 AM  
1 votes:
My cell makes this peculiar little 'glink' noise for incoming texts...
And yeah, sometimes i think i've heard it, even when it didn't go off... especially when i'm expecting either my better-half or another friend to touch-base with me.

Guess that would make it a case of 'wishful glinking' on my part?!

/i'll be here all week...
//don't forget to tip your servers!
//try the slashie veal!
2013-10-01 12:08:04 AM  
1 votes:
That's funny...and totally true. I experience the "phantom" phone vibrations all the time. Which is why I always keep my phone in my underwear set on vibrate.
2013-09-30 11:48:31 PM  
1 votes:
Wow the cool kids in the thread must not have anyone important on their lives. People who might be in car accidents or have some other emergency and might, you know, need them right away.

"Oh sorry you were in that accident and needed me to come pick you up, honey. I was too busy being cool to answer."
2013-09-30 11:46:24 PM  
1 votes:
Oh yeah? I live in a cave!!

Do I win?
2013-09-30 11:36:27 PM  
1 votes:
So either people have this very useful tool and they either become obsessed with it or they refuse to utilise it to show how awesome they are for not using it.

Christ, it's all about emotions with people, never about logic.
2013-09-30 11:17:20 PM  
1 votes:

Donnchadha: No, I don't.

I honestly don't know when the last time I received a useful text message was. There've been a couple system messages and wrong numbers -- and my phone is, uh, somewhere right now and I don't really care to get up to check.


You've introduced a new level of Hipster.  Congrats.
2013-09-30 11:15:58 PM  
1 votes:
I use an abacus to balance my checkbook.
2013-09-30 09:35:51 PM  
1 votes:

Donnchadha: Shostie: Donnchadha: Demetrius: Let's just take this to where's it's going to devolve to anyway...

I don't have a phone. I don't even own a TV, and if I did, I wouldn't watch it.

I don't even have internet access... or a computer!

All I do is occasionally check my email at the library when I come to spend my daily three hours reading the dictionary and Kierkegaard.

And taking a dump because I don't even own a toilet


I don't own a television.  Notice that I didn't say TV.  TV is a nickname, and nicknames are for friends, and television is no friend of mine.
2013-09-30 09:31:22 PM  
1 votes:

Shostie: Donnchadha: Demetrius: Let's just take this to where's it's going to devolve to anyway...

I don't have a phone. I don't even own a TV, and if I did, I wouldn't watch it.

I don't even have internet access... or a computer!

All I do is occasionally check my email at the library when I come to spend my daily three hours reading the dictionary and Kierkegaard.


And taking a dump because I don't even own a toilet
2013-09-30 07:49:01 PM  
1 votes:
I never know where my phone is. I like it that way.
 
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